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most of us thought would never die. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television same question we posed at the top of the broadcast, what if an internet billionaire known for his iconic hoody gave a fortune to an inner city school system that's in shambles? we are about to find out. the billionaire, mark zuckerberg of facebook fame and fortune. he's 26. he went to harvard. he's about to be the subject of a big new hollywood movie. tomorrow, he's announcing he's giving $100 million to the school system in newark, new jersey. by the way, the teachers there are the highest paid in the state of new jersey. the results there are awful, unacceptable in any society. and here's another example of private money at least trying to fix public schools. rehema ellis is at newark city hall tonight. >> reporter: good evening, brian. deep rooted problems need dramatic solutions. that usually requires lots of money, which the city is about to get. newark, it's the largest city in new jersey, with the biggest school problems. now getting help from a big name. 2
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with his controversial comments about 9/11. this as two americans remain in his jail. this morning, the one hiker who was freed, sarah shourd, speaks out in her only live morning show interview. >>> and back behind bars, lindsay lohan faces a judge this morning after failing a drug test just three weeks out of rehab. and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, september 24th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. this morning, residents in parts of wisconsin and minnesota are bracing for another round of flash floods. >> really heavy downpours over the last 24 hours or so and they've prompted officials to issue evacuations, even activate the national guard in some towns. we'll get al's forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> and the latest ton actor that appeared in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" who's now been found
. >> that was one of the most devastating moments. they tore us apart. three different cells. i screamed all night long. that was when it hit me that we were in prison. >> shourd says they were in iraq's culture and there was nothing on their hike to indicate they were crossing to iran. shourd's mother was in the audience and they talked about their bond. >> there was only one day that i just gave up. i didn't get out of bed, didn't eat. just cried. didn't speak to the guards. i had to pick myself up and keep going for my mom and for everyone else that loved me and for god. that's what makes you not give up. shourd said she hopes that her fiance and friend will be released as well and added that she has no animosity toward iran's president and hopes to meet with him this week while he's in new york. >>> the clean-up has begun in san bruno. crews spent the day removing the rubble left behind from three of the 35 homes destroyed. workers sprayed the homes with water to prevent dangerous materials from entering the air. >> it's difficult. i mean, it's two weeks after the event and now, we are going i
least afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >>> up next, bypassing the passport. how thieves are getting hold of your personal information, what you can do to protect yourself. >> making the grade. a bay area school is taking center stage in a new report. >>> and a popular bay area trail with an attack. who may be behind it all. good evening. >> take a good look at this photograph. police say the man in this sketch tried to rape a jogger on a popular trail. the woman out running in san jose when she found herself face to face with a would-be rapist. police have put a face on that man. nbc's vicky winn is live with more. what a frightening experience. >> reporter: she suffered scrapes and bruises but managed to fight off her attacker and get away. investigators are hoping someone recognizes the man in that sketch. they believe he may be the same person who raped another jogger last year. take a good look. this is the sketch of the suspect in sunday morning's attempted rape. flyers posted warn people to be aware of their surroundings after a jogger was attacked on the t
november. incomes's tracie potts joins us with the latest. good morning, tracie. >> reporter: good morning. the international is confirming what we heard from nancy pelosi and the house, they will not deal with the tax issue until after november's election, after you go to vote. senate majority leader harry reid say they go sat down with democrats in the senate but couldn't work out an idea of how they would proceed with this in the senate. the idea here is whether or not to preserve the bush tax cuts for everyone or just for the middle class and let taxes go up on the wealthy. it's a political hot potato. not one democrat seems to want to touch this before everyone goez to the polls. they backed a small business bill, now going to the president's desk. $30 billion to set up a new fund for small businesses to get loans so that they can expand, so they can hire people. the gop called this a bailout and they've got a new plan going into november calling it their pledge to america. reduce tax cuts and make them permanent for everyone. >> tracie potts, thank you. >>> once again, the iranian pr
celebrate this day, republicans point to the bill for taxpayers. >> what the american people have told us that they want is that we defund, repeal and replace. >> reporter: in addition to higher taxes for some, health insurance companies warn that customers should be prepared to pay more for coverage. >> people are also going to see higher costs associated with the new benefits as they are required to have more coverage and new people added to policies than previously were. >> reporter: insurance companies have been working for the past six months since the bill was signed into law to prepare for the changes and advancing the new technology and working with hospitals and doctors to try to improve care while containing costs. >> the health plans are having to make a significant amount of changes in hair own operations. >> this is only the beginning. the more sweeping reforms are set to take effect four years from now. nbc bay area news. >>> the law that prevents companies from denying coverage to children with preexisting conditions is considered a major part of the health care overhaul. t
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